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to do it myself but there is no communication between everybody being evicted. thank you. >> that's a good point. so if i could read these into the record and i guess we will adjourn. i will entertain a motion to adjourn. this is to whom it may concern "i am unable to make morning meetings. as a lgbt senior i have many housing concerns that are basically no different from other seniors housing concerns. while i am fortunate to have a section eight housing voucher if you pay attention to the news lately you know dealing with the san francisco housing authority comes with its own problems. while i am currently housed there are thousandos the list and many lgbt seniors and less and less landlords in san francisco rent to section eight tenants. they are interested in going after the corporate dollar and the new legislation passed regarding this prohibits less
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than 30 day rentals as 30 days is not considered short term in san francisco. ridiculous if you ask me. hasn't stopped the conversion in my building and i am sure others. they have basically taken the units off the market for san franciscans and one worries that the landlord will not comply with hud and with no one rent to section eight where will i go? they got rid of the rats here and over flowing bathtubs and et cetera and i am in a building that has rentals for over $2,000 in the tenderloin. how can a senior utilities afford to live here in this is not workts the price tag that the authority agreed to v it's over the
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payment standard. hud has raised the standard in reason 10 years but rent is going up. >> historical they're charging so much rent here. i have lived here 11 years and inundated with construction and much without permits and a electrician that rewired the building with no license and broken elevators and because i have a section eight voucher i can't take them to the rent board but to the housing authority and with this housing authority it's easier to live with it and may may or may not deal with t i did appeal that the housing appeal let the landlord raise the rent above the payment standard because they didn't take the condition of my building into
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consideration but hud says they don't have to do that when calculating rent reasonableness for your unit and they can use other unit's rent frs that calculation as far as up to a mile away. in san francisco my tenderloin apartment can be more than a mile from knob hill. i fought the authority to even get a hearing for this case. they said i had no right but then gave me a hearing and the person representing the housing authority said it was ridiculous we were there because hud rules say i don't get a hearing for this. the argue was august 31, 2012 and the officer made her decision and that the housing authority does have to take the condition of the building in consideration with this. i do have a roof over my head
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for now but a low income tenant with no resources is also fearful of losing their home. fortunately i won't be ellis act out because of the size of the building and one always feels the push and they want the apartment soy they can make more money. these days there are so many trying for the apartment and the landlord could give a number of reasons and one reant know if they were discriminating. i would be happy to move into a mixed increase building one for lgbt seniors and one take my section eight voucher and i could really feel at home. terry frey. the second is from david allen. "for years in 2005 when i moved from new york i lived in a large room with light. i am a
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painter. it's for me to function. basically a sro. i don't feel feel poorer constrained. i am 76. my social security check covers my rent. i have no other income so i rely on life savings to provide health net and other care and extra money for making life decent. however that money is running out. i have prostate cancer since 2005 and had a stroke and seizure in the last year. i am fine but have to resort to medi-cal and can no longer another insurance. i can manage but the space i am in is not available to subsidies. with recent
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real estate developments in town prices and rentals being inflated but not simply available with a year's long waiting list and condo stale living becoming the fashion. the asmo fear of radical change is the building could be sold et cetera creates a state of on going anxiety and open housing for suitable change has me feel seriously on the edge. currently i am exhibiting paintings at visual aids gallery, a nonprofit for those with life threatening illness to encourage them to work. again the prospect of sales are remote because of the cost of promoting myself. frankly tight focused 1%ers. >> can i make a motion? coming out of the hearing today mr. chair and task force members we have enough information -- the
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motion i will be file signature motion to forward all of the information that we received today from the hearing over to the full task force for additional discussion if need be, but for additional items. something that we take right away and over to the board of supervisors and to the mayor's office on the concerns that we heard from the community today and some of the presenters as well. >> do i hear a second to that motion? >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> okay. we will forward the information onto the task force members. with this i will entertain a motion to adjourn? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? thank you for coming to this hearing. your
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>> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming.
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over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the
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experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the people's railway. would become a reality three years later. on december 28, 1912, mayor sonny rolph introduced the new geary electric streetcar line and the new san francisco railway. that he said would be the nucleus that would host the city. and san francisco gave further
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incentive to expand the city's network. a project by way of tunnel leading into chinatown by way of north beach. in december the first streetcar was driven into the tunnel. just two years after its berth, muni had added two lines. and k, l and m lines that span out from westportal. in 1928, the j line opened heading west to the beach. in 1944 san francisco voters finally approved muni take-over of the market street railway. by then motor bus and trolley bus improvement had given them the ability to conquer san francisco's hills. after the war most of the street-car lines would be
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replaced with motor or trolley bus service. in 1947, the mayor recommended replacing two lines with motor coaches. and it appeared that san francisco's iconic cable cars had seen their final days. entered mrs. cluskin, the leader to save the cable cars. arguing that the cable cars were a symbol of the city, and she entered a charter placed on the november ballot. it passed overwhelmly. the california street cable railway was purchased by the city in 1952. there were cut backs on the cable car system and in 1957 only three lines would remain. the three lines that exist
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today. in 1964 the cable car's future as part of california's transit system was sealed when it was proclaimed a national historic landmark. in february, 1980, muni metro were officially inaugurated. in that same year, muni received its first fleet of buses equipped with wheelchair lifts. in 1982 when the cable car had a shut-down, they added an alternative attraction to the cars. the festival was a huge hit and would continue for the next four summers in a permanent f-line
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that would extend all the way to fisherman's wharf, by 2000 the f-line was in place. and in 2007 muni extended the third line to the southeast corner and returning to third street. for the first time in 60 years. in the course of last 100 years, muni's diverse workforce forged by men and women of innovation have reflected the many cultures that flock to the city. muni's ground-breaking antidiscrimination has guaranteed equal opportunity for all. the city's policy mandates the course for the future, as they work diligently to increase options and increase
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multialternatives, and deduce -- reduce the carbon footprint. it continues to improve the systems. during this sen -- centennial year we reflect on the transit system. driven not
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?oo hi, i'm holly lee. i love cooking and you are watching quick bites. san francisco is a foodie town. we san franciscoans love our food and desserts are no exceptions. there are places that specialize in any and every dessert your heart desires, from hand made ice cream to organic cakes, artisan chocolate and cupcakes galore,
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the options are endless. anyone out there with a sweet tooth? then i have a great stop for you. i've been searching high and low for some great cookies and the buzz around town that anthony's are those cookies. with rave reviews like this i have to experience these cookies for myself and see what the fuss was all about. so let's see. while attending san francisco state university as an accountinging major, anthony's friend jokingly suggested he make cookies to make ends make. with no formal culinary training he opened his own bakery and is now the no. 1 producer of gourmet cookies in the biarea and thank you for joining us on quick bites. how do you feel?
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>> i feel great. >> so i want to get to the bottom of some very burning questions. why cookies? >> it was a recommendation from a friend. hard to believe that's how it all started. >> why not pies and cakes? what do you have against pies and cakes, anthony. >> i have nothing against pies and cakes. however, that was the recommendation. >> you were on the road to be an account apblt. >> actually, an engineer. >> even better. and it led to making cookies. >> in delicious ways. >> delicious ways.
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>> this is where the magic goes down and we're going to be getting to the truth behind cookies and cream. >> this is what is behind cookies and cream. >> where were you when the idea came to your mind. >> i was in my apartment eating ice cream, cookies and cream ice cream. how much fun, cookies and cream cookies. their cookies and cream is not even -- it took a lot of time, a lot of fun. >> a lot of butter. >> a lot, a lot, a lot. but it was one of those things. all right, now behold. you know what that is? >> what is that? >> cookies and cream. >> oh, they are beautiful.
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>> yes, so we got to get --. >> all right, all right. we treat the cookies like wine tasting. i don't ever want anybody to bite into a cookie and not get what they want to get. we're training staff because they can look at the cookie and tell if it's wrong. >> oh, here we go. >> you smell it and then you taste it, clean the plat palate with the milk. >> i could be a professional painter because i know how to do this. >> i can tell that it's a really nice shell, that nice crunch. >> but inside. >> oh, my god. so you are going to -- cheat a little bit. i had to give you
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a heads up on that. >> what's happening tomorrow? these cookies, there's a lot of love in these cookies. i don't know how else to say it. it really just makes me so happy. man, you bake a mean cookie, anthony. >> i know. people really know if they are getting something made with love. >> aww >> you know, you can't fool people. they know if you are taking shortcuts here and there. they can eat something and tell the care that went into it. they get what they expect. >> uh-huh. >> system development and things like that. >> sounds so technical. >> i'm an engineer. >> that's right, that's right. cookies are so good, drove all other thoughts out of my head.
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thank you for taking time out it talk to us about what you do and the love with which you do it. we appreciate your time here on quick bites. i hope you've enjoyed our delicious tale of defendant 93 and dessert. as for me, my search is over. those reviews did not lie. in fact, i'm thinking of one of my very own. some things you just have it experience for yourself. to learn more about anthony's cookies, visit him on the web at if you want to watch some of our other episodes at
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sfquickbites/ see >> i'm warren corn field and we are doing a series called stay safe, we are going to talk about staying in your home after an earthquake and taking care of your pet's needs. ♪ >> here we are at the spur urban ken center and we are in this little house that was built to show what it is like in san francisco after an earthquake. we are very pleased to have with us today, pat brown from the department of animal care and control and her friend oreo. >> hi. >> lauren. >> could you tell us what it
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would take after an earthquake or some other emergency when you are in your home and maybe no power or water for a little while. what it would take for you and oreo to be comfortable and safe at home. >> just as you would prepare for your own needs should an earthquake or a disaster event occur, you need to prepare for your pets. and i have brought with me today, some of the things that i have put in my disaster kit to prepare for my animal's needs to make sure that i am ready should something happen and i need to shelter at home. >> what are some of the things that people should have in their home after an earthquake or other emergency to help take care of their tasks and take care of themselves. >> i took the liberty of bringing you some examples. it includes a first aid kit for your pet and you can also use it for yourself and extra meds
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for your pets. and water container that will not tip over. we have got both food, wet food and dry food for your pet. and disposable food container. and water, and your vet records. in addition, we have a collar and some toys. >> yeah. to keep oreo busy. >> he needs toys and this is san francisco being a fruity city and come on oreo. this is your dinner, it is patte style chicken dinner with our foody seen here. >> what they say now is that you should have at least a gallon of water and i think that a gallon of water is small amount, i think that maybe more like two gallons of water would be good for you and your pet. >> does the city of animal control or any other agency help you with your pet after an emergency. >> there is a coalition of
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ngos, non-governmental organizations led by the department of animal care and control to do disaster planning for pets and that includes the san francisco spca. the paws group, the vet sos, pets unlimited. and we all have gotten together and have been getting together for over four or five years now to talk about how we can educate the public about being prepared for a disaster as it involves your pets. >> a lot of services. i understand that if you have to leave your home, we are encouraging people to take their pets with them. >> absolutely. we think that that is a lesson that we concerned from karina, if you are being evacuated you should take your pet with you. i have a carrier, and you need to have a carrier that you can fit your pet in comfortably and you need to take your pet with
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you when you were evacuated. >> i am going to thank you very much for joining us and bringing oreo today. and i am go
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